Maj. Gen. Timothy N. Thombleson, a National Guard general officer, assumed duties as the Deputy Commanding General of V Corps in January 2023. Prior to his arrival at Fort Knox, Thombleson served as the 38th Infantry Division Commanding General from January 2021- January 2023.
Thombleson's previous command assignments include the 38th Infantry Division Deputy Commanding General of Indiana with additional duty as Mobilization Force Generation Installation Officer in Charge - Camp Atterbury, and the Chief of Staff and J3/5/7 Director of Operations for the Indiana National Guard. His field grade command assignments are Commander 219th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade and Commander 1st Battalion 152nd Infantry Regiment.
Maj. Gen. Thombleson deployed for training to The Combat Maneuver Training Center, Honenfels Germany in 2001 and Ulchi Focus Lens, Camp Long Korea in 2007, deployed in support of the Global War on Terror to Iraq in 2003 as Battalion Executive Officer, 1st Battalion 152nd Infantry Regiment and to Afghanistan in 2009 as Deputy Commander, Task Force Cyclone. He then deployed to Kuwait with 38th Infantry Division in support of Task Force Spartan in 2019 as 38th Infantry Division Deputy Commanding General for Operations. Thombleson earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from Indiana State University and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. His military institutional training includes Infantry Officer Basic Course, Armor Officer Advance Course, Combined Arms Staff and Services School and Command and General Staff Officer Course.
Maj. Gen. Thombleson’s awards include Bronze Star Medal (with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (with three Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Army achievement Medal (with three Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious Unit Citation, Armed Forces Reserve Component Achievement Medal (with one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and four Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), National Defense Service Medal (with one Service Star), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with two Service Stars), Iraqi Campaign Medal (with two Service Stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold Hourglass), Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with M Device), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (with Numeral 2), North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, Indiana Distinguished Service Medal (with two Bronze Oak Leave Clusters), Indiana Long Service Medal (with 30 Year Disk) among others.
He resides in Martinsville, Indiana, with his wife and two children.